Preferences and Priorities: Applying Stated-Preference Methods for Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

14 Sep 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Preferences and Priorities: Applying Stated-Preference Methods for Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

*Recommended Audience: Young Professionals/Graduate Students, Mid-Level Professionals, and Experienced Professionals

Stated-preference methods are survey tools that policymakers, implementers, and researchers use to understand the priorities and preferences of stakeholders for goods and services not yet available. Stated-preference methods are used extensively in other development sectors (e.g. transportation, agriculture, environment). Applications to public health in sub-Saharan Africa have only emerged in the last decade. The Stated Preferences Research Team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and collaborators advance these methods to shape interventions and guide programs. In this session, attendees will 1) review preference study findings on IPT delivery for pregnant women in South Africa and uterotonic security investments in Kenya; 2) preview a new study design on PrEP deployment for FSWs in Tanzania; and 3) interpret real-time survey results.

Speakers: Lauren Brown, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Ellen Janssen, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Colleen Hanrahan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Shannon Egan, Jhpiego; Sarah Beckham, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Kristen Little, Population Services International